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Hertfordshire Behaviour Strategy

This behaviour strategy identifies how In Hertfordshire a partnership of the council, schools, parents and other stakeholders both promotes positive behaviour and offers support to children who find it difficult to engage positively in learning and manifest these difficulties through poor behaviour.

Hertfordshire Behaviour Strategy 2015-18


Physical Intervention

Physical Restraint Handbook

The Physical Restraint handbook is for use by Hertfordshire Special Schools and Primary Support Bases for recording the use of Physical Interventions which fall within the definition of physical restraint as listed on pages 3, 4 and 5 of the handbook.  

N.B. Once printed this book MUST be bound.

Pages should not be removed from this book, nor should extra pages be pasted, clipped or stapled in.


Use of Reasonable Force in Schools (July 2013)

Departmental advice to clarify the use of force in schools for governing bodies, headteachers and school staff.


Model Policy for Restrictive Physical Intervention In Schools (April 2016)

Hertfordshire schools and educational establishments are encouraged to use this framework, and to adapt it to their own situation.

It is advised that all schools should be familiar with the Hertfordshire Policy on the use of Restrictive Physical Intervention

The Policy is best placed within the Behaviour Policy, it will be part of a graded response, and needs to be agreed in consultation with staff, governors parents/carers, and pupils.  It also connects to, and should be consistent with, policies on Health and Safety, Child Protection and safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, and Pastoral Care. 


Behaviour on Home to School Transport

Behaviour on transport posterHertfordshire's transport team have produced this very helpful poster to clarify everyone's roles in ensuring safety on home to school transport. 

Please display them, share them with pupils, parents and staff. 

They are a timely and helpful addition to your positive behaviour strategy and your preparation for Ofsted.

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